Worms are believed to exist without the capacity to intellectualize. The essence of their existence is defined and restrained by a Ganglia, which is thought to function primarily as a sensor of stimuli. It is considered not to possess the capabilities necessary to anchor a system of sophisticated and cognitive thought.
However, from an observational standpoint, worms appears to understand that the sport of fishing casts a fearful prophesy upon their livelihood. It is as if they are able to dramatically visualize all the chilling and unnerving aspects that angling with a worm entails. These clever crawlers create the perception that their realization is the result of the fore warnings of a rich folklore that is alive and well in their fertile chambers beneath the earth’s surface.
When a shovel overturns the turf, unless caught off guard, a worm will gather all its available resources and attempt to dive deep into the belly of the earth. A person qualified in the study of worms may explain this as simply the worm’s sensory reaction to sunlight. However, the primary motivation may be nothing short of pure unadulterated fear. Perhaps, the worm is experiencing its simple life pass by, as it recalls the harrowing images brought to life through the infinite wisdom of its ancestors. Regardless, a worm will pursue freedom at any cost, even when gripped by a human hand. It will tug and squirm with all the vigor it beholds in an effort to remain free. Often, it will split in two, as if to salvage at least a partial existence.
A captured worm, however, once selected and prepared for sacrifice on the hook, will galvanize its remaining life forces and struggle vehemently to regain its liberty. Experts in the field of worms may claim this is the result of the worm’s reaction to pain stimuli. Yet, a worm appears to express a sad illumination that it understands its undesirable fate, should emancipation not be realized at this critical moment. It inexplicably conveys an awareness of the fact that soon it will be hooked, cast into the air and eventually descend rapidly into a graveyard of water. Here it will either drown or be gorged upon by a member of the fish community or another worm loving creature.
These behaviors that worms exhibit in relation to fishing seem to suggest that our knowledge of these humble, yet proud creatures is not quite complete. In the past worms have been dissected and consequently it has been proven that a brain does not exist. Additionally, the extent to which worms apply their Ganglia is believed to be fully understood. Perhaps, it is necessary to investigate more thoroughly the possibility that worms intellectualize in manner, which at present is unfamiliar to modern science. It should at least be entertained, that worms have a system of communication among themselves that allows for their apparent insight into the nature of fishing.